Resources for Study and Action

Debt Relief
Jubilee 2000/USA Campaign
calls for the cancellation of debt as proclaimed in Leviticus 25:10-12: "And you shall hallow the fiftieth year and you shall proclaim liberty throughout the land to all its inhabitants....That fiftieth year shall be a jubilee for you." For our time, this means the recognition of crushing international debt burdens in countries that borrowed heavily to become industrialized (see "For a Dignified Life," May-June 1998). Numerous church and secular organizations are cooperating to bring relief to those so burdened; a national conference will be held October 1-4 in Washington, D.C. An education packet is available for $5 (includes shipping). Send check or money order to Jubilee 2000/USA, 222 E. Capitol St. NE, Washington, DC 20003-1036; (202) 783-3566;

When is Enough Enough?
Curing Affluenza is a series of six videos produced by United Methodist Communications that address the current American epidemic of shopping, overwork, debt, and the pursuit of more money. In the first video of the series, Abundant Life: What Is It? evangelist and educator Tony Campolo interacts with a small group to ask "when is enough enough?" With the widening global economic gap between rich and poor, Christians need to find ways to address a "disease called affluence." Endorsed by many of the major U.S. denominations, each video is available for $29.95; the whole series is $159.90; rentals are $18 each, from EcuFilm, 810 Twelfth Ave So., Nashville, TN 37203; 1-800-251-4091.

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Sojourners Magazine July-August 1998
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